Recording Oral History, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

In this second editon of Recording Oral History, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yow's updated edition now includes new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and analysis of testimony and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. Written in a clear, accessible style, this new volume offers historians, social scientists and other practitioners engaged in this difficult, rewarding work a scholarly and practical guide to the methods of oral history. It will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work and ethnographic methods.

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How nice—and how rare—it is when a favorite text undergoes revision and comes out even better! Yow (book review editor, Oral History Review, and independent scholar) has once again hit the jackpot with her second edition of Recording Oral History (1994). . . This is a must own book for anyone, novice or expert, who engages or wants to engage in oral history research. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries.
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How nice—and how rare—it is when a favorite text undergoes revision and comes out even better! Yow (book review editor, Oral History Review, and independent scholar) has once again hit the jackpot with her second edition of Recording Oral History (1994). . . This is a must own book for anyone, novice or expert, who engages or wants to engage in oral history research. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries.
Journal Of The Illinois State Historical Society
...Yow's book provides an exceedingly valuable resource for historians, students, teachers, and others interested in recording and using interviews as a means to learn about the past. Recording Oral History is the kind of manual that researchers will want to return to repeatedly for advice and inspiration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759106550
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: 2nd edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Raleigh Yow received her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin, and is the book review editor for the Oral History Review. She has been Associate Director of the State Oral History Project in Rhode island, a member of the history department at the University of Rhode island, and a faculty member at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She has served as a consultant on numerous oral history projects and delivered papers at annual conferences of the Oral History Association and the American Association for the History of Medicine. She is an independent scholar living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she researches and writes histories and conducts a private practice in psychotherapy.

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Table of Contents

Preface/Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction to the In-Depth Interview Chapter 2: Oral History and Memory Chapter 3: Preparation for the Interviewing Project Chapter 4: Interviewing Techniques Chapter 5: Legalities and Ethics Chapter 6: Interpersonal Relations in the Interview Chapter 7: Varieties of Oral History Projects: Community Studies Chapter 8: Varieties of Oral History Projects: Biography Chapter 9: Family Research Chapter 10: Analysis and Interpretation Chapter 11: Conclusion of the Project Appendices Indexes About the Author

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